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Economy Overview

Key Economic Indicators

INDICATOR

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016 (Q1)*
OUTPUT 

GDP at current market price (US $ billion)

65.3

68.4

74.3

80.0

82.3

143.01

Per Capita GDP at market price (US $)

3129

3351

3160

3853

3924

-

 REAL OUTPUT

GDP Growth Rate (%)

8.4

9.1

3.4

4.9

4.8

5.5

Sectoral growth rate

Agriculture

Industry

Services

 

4.6

9.3

8.9

 

3.9

9.0

11.2

 

3.2

4.1

3.8

 

4.9

3.5

5.2

 

5.5

3.0

5.3

 

1.9

8.3

4.9

AGGREGATE DEMAND AND SAVINGS
(percent of GDP)

Investment (as % of GDP)

Private

Government

 

79.8

71.3

8.6

72.8

65.2

7.6

75.4

67.6

7.8

76.0

67.7

8.3

77.4

68.6

8.8

-

-

-

PRICES AND WAGES 

GDP Deflator (% Change)

3.8

10.8

6.2

3.9

2.1

-

Colombo Consumers’ Price Index (2006/07=100)- annual average


6.7


7.6


6.9


3.3


0.9


2.2

EXCHANGE RATES

Annual Average Rs/ US $

110.57

127.60

129.11

130.56

135.94

144.32

Rs. /  Thai Baht (year-end)

3.58

4.15

3.98

3.99

4.02

4.18

*1st quarter

Source: Statistic Department - Central Bank of Sri Lanka/Ceylon Chamber of Commerce

Economy
Of the total GDP of around US$ 11,183 billion, agriculture contributes 9% of the overall GDP, while the industry sector shares 16.5% and the services sector shares 62.6% of the GDP8.